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Taken

3.27  ·  Rating Details ·  26 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
"Absolutely terrifying." -- Benjamin Kerstein, author of "The Forsaken"

From prize-winning author and award-winning journalist Michael J. Totten comes TAKEN:

A writer is ripped from his home and hauled bound and gagged to a remote house in the wilderness.

Four ruthless captors with overseas ties and a plan here at home-the frighteningly rational leader of a homegrown Al Qaeda
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Paperback, 168 pages
Published March 18th 2013 by Belmont Estate Books
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Doug
Jul 07, 2013 Doug rated it it was ok
Michael Totten is an outstanding correspondent of war and the world's troubled regions. It is well worth reading, for example, "The Road to Fatima Gate," "Where the West Ends," and his blog (at www.worldaffairsjournal.org/blogs/mic...), to get a more in-depth understanding than is typically provided in the conventional media.

Here he tries his hand at fiction. Being a fan I ordered a autographed copy directly from the author. I figured even if the book isn't that great at least I am supporting h
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Curtis Edmonds
Oct 29, 2013 Curtis Edmonds rated it liked it
There are several exceptionally (and intentionally) odd moments in TAKEN where author Michael Totten imagines himself as character Michael Totten imagining what author Michael Totten would do in his place. If that just made your head hurt, I'm sorry, but TAKEN is like that. Totten imagines what he would do if he were captured by a rag-tag group of Pacific Northwestern Islamists and forced to use his own wits to escape. And, bless his heart, he at least is somewhat honest enough about his prowess ...more
librarianh20
Sep 13, 2016 librarianh20 rated it it was ok
This was not to my tastes. I don't like the kind of meta narrative business going on and I had issues with the dialogue. If you like contemporary political thrillers or you're a die-hard nonfiction reader who rarely reads fiction, I think this could be a good choice.
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